Jayco Swan Wind Up repairs

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 15:42
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Hi All, Had a bit of an accident with the wind up mechanism on our Jayco Swan. One of the clips was not undone and it seems as though the winding cable has snapped in the back right hand corner. Does anyone know how to repair this??
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Reply By: allan b - Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 16:23

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 16:23
Gday there, Had the same problem ,take your time and trace cable through ,measure old cable length plus a bit more ,I bought cable and swages from marine shop,borrow swage tool from same shop,adjust up at winch end. Looks difficult but pretty easy when you understand the system . Let me know how you go. Regards
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Reply By: Member - Wayne B (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 11:56

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 11:56
I tried and had no joy,got Arrow at Chermside,Brisbane to do it for me, admittedly $200+ but they serviced and replaced another cable that was also on the way out. You will find the cable run easy to do it is where it slides into the telescopic poles to be the fun part, easy once you know how.
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Follow Up By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 14:10

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 14:10
We had a 1993 jayco swan. Sold it in 2001. Two cables broke at mitchell plat. because the nylon guide pulleys at each corner had collapsed allowing the cable to rub on the locating bolt and also the guides to the rear of the camper. could not get it repaired in any small town only in capital cities.
Bought a tent in Kunanurra and lived outside for the following two weeks return to coffs harbour. Jayco quoted $500.00 for the repair. I managed to jack the roof up in stages to the full height. I removed all the cables and pulleys. Went my local trade shop with the broken and undamaged cables and the guy laid them on the floor then made new ones of identical length for $38.00 for the four cables. Then down to the ships chandler and bought stainless pulley sheaves . I had to pack either side of the sheaves with appropriate washers because the metal replacements were narrower. Fitted it all back together and adjusted the cable length at the whipple tree and it worked a treat All up $55.00 and about a full day to do the work.
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Reply By: Member - Wayne B (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 15:16

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 15:16
Well done Pinky
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